Saturday, July 06, 2013

Konnichiwa Tsuru: Deer and Doe Airelle Blouse


Pattern: Deer & Doe Airelle Blouse.

Fabric:  The main body of the blouse is by Rashida Coleman Hale, #Tsuru, called 'Making Tracks Indigo' gifted to me by Annie,Village HaberdasheryTsuru means Crane in Japanese, where designer spent part of her youth. The contrasting colour its a mustard cotton. 
Size and Alteration: Size 38 without fitting alterations. I did add a pretty tie. Oh well.. I cannot just leave the pattern be, can I?! If there isn't fit alterations, something must be changed for my own interpretation! This blouse really looks amazing with contrasting piping. Such a cool feature. Hopefully you are not tired of this blouse because I got another one ready! Opps.  The reason I'm making so many of these cute blouses besides the pattern being totally awesome it's that I may teach this during summer. More details to come soon. 
Conclusion: There isn't much else to say about this pattern that I haven't said before. It's very well designed, easy wearing and very versatile ."Go Get it "

Styled with denim leggings.  

29 comments:

  1. This is such a cute make. I love the pop of colour with the piping! Excited to hear about you teaching endeavours :)

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  2. It's beautiful!! I love how the contrasting color looks!

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  3. Such nice details, Rachel, with the piping and the contrast collar. Very cute!

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  4. I'm loving this pattern more and more, especially with the bow and contrast piping. and that's awesome that you might be teaching it! i'm jealous of gals in the UK right now.

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  5. I love all the details you added. The bow, the piping, the cuffs. Very cute. Plus the fabric is adorable!

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  6. gorgeous blouse! I love the touch of mustard, it gives a vibrant contrast and didn't seems a sailor collar as if a dark fabric could be create this effect. I have to give a try to this pattern, I have it into my stash, and Rashida's Tsuru fabric collection is beautiful, I love also the 1000 crane and got 2 meter to make me a dress.

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  7. Beautifull version! I really like the fabric, what kind of cotton weight is it?
    I'll keep the piping in mind when I sew mine :)

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    1. Hi Kim, it's middle weight quilt cotton

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  8. sweary sewer06 July, 2013

    really lovely! i love the navy and mustard together.

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  9. Gorgeous! You've brought out the best elements in the pattern with this version and it looks great on!

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  10. This is gorgeous! I do love the Deer & Doe patterns, they all look so stylish. I love your use of the contrast piping, and your addition of the tie!

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  11. Oh you're right, that contrast piping is such a nice li'l detail! All in all a lovely make and that tie just looks wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. I love the Deer & Do patterns so you're onto a winner already! It looks really great and a fabric is really unique. I know a lot of people are put off using quilting cotton for garments but it goes to show that with the right pattern it looks great :)
    Louise x

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  13. Beautiful! I love how you added the contrast parts.

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  14. Super cute! I love the details.

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  15. Cuuuuuuuuuuuute! I've been trying to resist this pattern (too many patterns!), but you're really tempting me! So sweet!

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  16. Love the print, what a cute blouse you made.

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  17. really sweet top looks great on you

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  18. Rachel..love this blouse..So cute on you. Love the fabric too..Happy sewing.

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  19. Great top! I like the fabric and contrast choice. Very nice!

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  20. Teaching? Did you say you were going to teach. Lucky you. It's my dream one day to teach sewing, however big or small.

    I love the top and you're right - the contrast color and print make it.

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  21. Love your top, the print and colour contrast work really well together :)

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  22. Great colours on you, and a great combo - I really like the tie it totally adds another dimension :) Perhaps I might go get the pattern soon...

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  23. This blouse looks terrific on you! Great fabric colour combo. And it fits you really well since you did not have to do any alterations. And how exciting you may be teaching!

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  24. Beautiful top! I love the fit and color combo.

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  25. What an adorable top! I love your contrastiing details!

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  26. I love this blouse Rachel, so pretty! Also CONGRATULATIONS on you teaching post ;-) super exciting!!! xx

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  27. So pretty! The piping detail totally makes it for me :) looking lovely!

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